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Focus-boosting Drugs Can Harm Cognitive Health

Sep 13, 2019 by

Although many younger adults are using Adderall and other stimulants without a prescription to help them stay focused at work or while they study, new research suggests that doing so isn’t worth the risk. Firstly, because the drugs only...

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College kids who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD

Oct 14, 2016 by

Massachusetts General Hospital’s new study of college students found that those who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have ADHD, conduct disorder or substance-use disorder compared to their peers who are no misusing stimulants....

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Combining meds could better help for those with ADHD

Oct 10, 2016 by

Three studies report that children with ADHD may be better treated with a combination of two standard medications rather than just one therapy alone....

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Developing brains at high risk from smart drugs

Jun 17, 2014 by

So-called “smart drugs” like Ritalin are misused and abused by many young adults and new research indicates that there are potential lasting side effects, including a long-term decrease in plasticity....

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ADHD and obesity link may be due to stimulant meds, not the disorder...

May 24, 2014 by

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health indicates that the link between obesity and ADHD in children may be due to stimulant medication used to treat ADHD, not the disorder itself....

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Meds don’t benefit preschoolers with ADHD

Feb 11, 2013 by

Six years after being diagnosed with ADHD as preschoolers, about 90% of kids in one study still struggled with impulse control, over-activity or inattentiveness – despite treatment (medication for 2/3 of them)....

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